Synthetic Phonics Accelerates Reading and Writing in Young Students

By Jennie Smith-Brock, M.S. It’s day eight of kindergarten in a public school in New England and the students are putting out their arms like the wings of airplanes ” /nnnnnnnnn/,” whisking ants off their arms ” /aaaaa/,” and puffing out candles (their fingers) “/p/.” “Nap!,” call out some of the skilled blenders in the…

Tips for Parents Who Suspect Their Child Has a Learning Disability

By Ann Andrew Parents know their children better than anyone else and can usually sense if something isn’t quite right with them physically, emotionally, or academically. If you suspect that your child has a learning disability, then it’s very likely there is one. I know this from experience. As an elementary school student, my oldest…